Creating More Economic Spin Off from the Collingwood Elvis Festival

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April 26th, 2017

April 19, 2017 The Town of Collingwood recently sponsored a program to explore how Downtown Collingwood retailers can maximize the benefits they get from the thousands of visitors who come to the Elvis Festival each year. The program they supported was designed and administered by Maureen Atkinson, read more

YOUTH EXPO “What are you going to do after high school?”

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April 20th, 2017

That’s the theme of this year’s SGB Youth Career Expo event.  In an effort to further engage youth and showcase the extensive range of jobs and careers in South Georgian Bay, several community groups have once again partnered to put together another South Georgian Bay Youth Career Expo.  The e read more

Collingwood wins Bronze Bike Friendly Community Award

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April 12th, 2017

Collingwood, ON [12 April 2017] – The Town of Collingwood has been awarded a new Bicycle Friendly status.  Mayor Cooper was on hand to receive the Bronze Award at the Annual Ontario Bike Summit dinner in Toronto last night. “I am so proud that the Town of Collingwood has received this award read more

World’s Largest One-day Leadership Conference to be Simulcast in Collingwood

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April 7th, 2017

Collingwood, ON — Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 5th, 2017.  This year marks the seventeenth year of the annual leadership conference and the event will be hosted at the read more

Collingwood Second Highest Population Increase in Canada

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April 5th, 2017

  On February 8th, Statistics Canada released preliminary data from the 2016 Census. The data released focused on population and dwellings.   As the Canadian Press reported, Wasaga Beach/ Collingwood has the second highest population increase based on percentage in all of Canada read more

Announcing South Georgian Bay’s 2017 ExC!te Experience Pitch Competition!

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March 27th, 2017

In 2016 Pitawanakwat, a Georgian College student, was the first-place winner in the exC!te Experience competition offered through Georgian’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre (HBEC) and The Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). Brandon Pitawanakwat’s dream was to build a restaurant in Col read more

Collingwood Celebrates International Women’s Day

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March 16th, 2017

Wednesday March 8th, 2017, (International Women’s Day) was the 4th annual Celebration of Success for Women entrepreneurs. The event was hosted by the Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) in partnership with the Centre for Business and Economic Development and chickapeapasta.ca who provided spon read more

Creative Collingwood Symposium – Booming Success!

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November 22nd, 2016

Collingwood, ON [18 November 2016] – Parks Recreation and Culture & the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre hosted a record breaking turnout for the 3rd annual Creative Collingwood Symposium on Wednesday November, 9th at the Simcoe Street Theatre. Over 100 ‘Creatives’ from a read more

Media Interview Highlights Collingwood Business Support and Success

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October 28th, 2016

CLICK HERE to view the video. In July of this year, two great changes occurred at the Business Development Centre in Collingwood. The Board of Directors of the Centre for Business and Economic Development announced Gillian Fairley as the new General Manager. Tim Newton has taken over the role read more

Collingwood top entrepreneurial community in Canada!

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October 17th, 2016

NEWS RELEASE Collingwood top entrepreneurial community in Canada according to the 2016 report released by CFIB. Ontario leads the way with four of the top 10 most entrepreneurial cities in the Country. Toronto, October 17, 2016 – Collingwood is king when it comes to Canada’s most ent read more

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